Troop 2407 began around the year 2001 to meet the needs of homeschool families desiring to be involved in outdoor adventure and skill, leadership, and character development for our children along with other Christian homeschool families in the San Antonio area. *********** Church in San Antonio, TX has been our chartering organization since 2003. Currently, there are about 40 families registered. Our girls belong to American Heritage Girls, http://www.ahgonline.org, TX2407. After 12 years of being a BSA pack, troop, and crew, our boys are now one of the first troops to charter with the new organization, Trail Life USA, http://www.traillifeusa.org. These two organizations, AHG and Trail Life USA, both are in agreement with our statements of Faith and Mission.
Our Mission Statement : We are a family program that seeks to:
Strengthen family unity by assisting parents as the primary educators of their children in all matters including moral, spiritual, and intellectual formation, while meeting the need in the homeschool community for cooperative learning, teamwork, and leadership opportunities ;
Love God and our neighbor through outdoor adventures and service projects;
Promote character development.
Trail Life USA Mission Statement: to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure.
AHG Mission Statement:
Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.
We meet on Monday nights at *********** Church at 7:00pm. The family members attend together, and after a brief gathering for a flag ceremony, prayer, scripture lesson, and announcements, each patrol is dismissed to meet for badge work, teach younger kids, or prepare for a campout. All parents are in attendance and serve the troop in some way. In addition, our campouts are also planned for all family members to attend with activities organized for each age group. Older boys and older girls camp as patrols. Younger children camp with their parents. For some, this is a challenge and a sacrifice to be in attendance for their children's scouting activities, but for those parents who have stretched themselves this way, they too have grown in abilities and virtues in a surprising way! Because of the commitment of all parents, the volunteer work in running this large, combined troop is shared and not a burden for a few. This is one reason why our boys and girls earn a large amount badges and rank advancements compared to most other troops.
If this is sounds like a program for your family, feel free to email us or come visit on a Monday evening.